Education - Fulton


5 seeking two seats on school board

Five candidates have filed applications to fill two three-year positions on the Fulton School District 58 Board of Education on the April 5 ballot.

Missouri bill would require free speech class in college

Missouri college students would need to take a class on freedom of speech in order to graduate under a bill a lawmaker says is in response to a confrontation between educators and student journalists during protests at the University of Missouri last year.

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William Woods troop explores rich, yet painful, history of Cuba

Stepping back in time

“It’s hard to prepare for what seems like a step back in time,” said Travis Tamerius, director of Woods Around the World. “Imagine America before air conditioning and before the hypnotic channels we are plugged in to. The street scenes are amazing.”

Fitzwater’s bill focuses on STEM careers

Another bill would help combine Holts Summit, Lake Mykee

An increase in middle school students exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and math is state Rep. Travis Fitzwater’s goal through a proposed piece of legislation that would add STEM to curriculum across the state.

Not just standing PAT at North Callaway

District improves Parents as Teachers with a Plus program

The Parents as Teachers Plus program is making it possible for North Callaway low-income families to receive assistance in creating a friendly learning environment for their kids.

Missouri graduate students consider creating union

University of Missouri graduate students workers have drafted bylaws for a potential union.

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Nixon pitches state pay raise, Medicaid expansion, education funds

Governor's budget hits close to home

Among the proposals in his last state budget proposal, Gov. Jay Nixon wants lawmakers to approve a 2 percent pay raise for all state employees, starting July 1, and add more money for education, mental health services and economic development programs.

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WWU will host horseman-author

Renowned horseman and author, Smith Lilly, will speak and conduct a clinic at William Woods University next week. His talk, scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 29, in Dulany Auditorium, is free and open to the public.

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Jeanie Riddle revives her bill for high school civics test requirement

If Missouri Sen. Jeanie Riddle’s bi-partisan bill for the Missouri Civics Education Initiative passes, then high school students will have one more requirement to complete before graduation.

VFW essay contests honor students’ work

Sunday afternoon, five area students were awarded cash prizes for putting pen to paper to honor our country’s veterans and to share their views on a democratic America.

Filing deadline for April 5 election nears

Callawegians have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to get their names on the April 5 ballot.

Report lauds WWU online degree program

U.S. News released its findings on the quality of online degree programs this week, and William Woods University ranked exceptionally high for master of education degrees offered through distance learning.

Fulton eyes how to raise teacher pay

The Fulton School Board heard several reports from district personnel, discussed the schedule for summer school and looked at budgets for FY 2016 and FY 2017 when it met last night at FHS.

Akande’s pre-inauguration address reflects past, looks to future

The inauguration of Dr. Benjamin Ola Akande as the 21st President of Westminster College will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday.

District officials discuss 2015 MAP results, new learning standards of assessment

After Fulton Public School students were sent home with their spring assessment individual scores on Aug. 24, Fulton School District district officials emphasized that the 2015 ELA and math results cannot be compared to results from previous years.